Vehicle Ferry to Russell island from the mainland..


The ferry service is run by B.I.T.S (Bay Island Transit System) and departs from Redland Bay. This service is reliable and frequent and is operational 7 days a week 365 days a year. The ferry services four of the Bay Islands including Macleay Island, Karragarra Island, Lamb Island and Russell Island.

The Barge is operated by Stradbroke Ferries. The barge services the Bay Islands and departs from Redland bay approximately every hour on weekdays and about every 2 hours on weekends and public holidays.


Cost is $50 each way for residents and more for non residents..



Departing Weinam Street, Redland Bay, 4165
These are actual departure times listed – Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.


You can always get your car on board during the afternoons. Simply join the queue if the office is not attended and wait for the ferry to arrive. It is regular and reliable and a very pleasant ride.

You can walk on the ferry too without a car. I think the cost is $5 from the mainland to an island, and free if you travel inter-island.


While waiting, walk on the jetty and see the coastline.

There are many water birds that frequent this area, and also dolphins play in the bay if you are lucky to see them.

The people ferry is on the right of the vehicle ferry terminal…

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